MOVE! Weight Management Program
Why MOVE! Needs You
Your participation and successes keep MOVE! growing and gaining momentum.
- Overweight/obesity is a serious problem among Veterans who receive care at VA facilities (more than 75%).
- Poor diet and physical inactivity* may overtake smoking to become the nation's leading cause of preventable death.
- The US Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity* in 2001.
- Research studies show that overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for a number of health conditions.
- Overweight and obesity and their associated health problems have a significant economic impact on the US health care system.